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Terrapin Pumpkinfest - Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin PumpkinfestTerrapin Pumpkinfest

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819 Ratings

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Ratings: 819
Reviews: 242
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 49
Gots: 83 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mikesgroove on 10-06-2009

Although this is a pumpkin beer, it is a lager and therefore doesn't belong in the pumpkin ale category. Originally a Side Project, now a Fall seasonal in six-packs.
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Photo of IrishHockey
3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle (that I recieved from awesome trader Immortale25) into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass

Look: nice copper color with very little white head. The head was only half a finger and disappeared quickly.

Smell: nice pumpkin pie smell. Not over done. Subtle.

Taste: disappointment hit here. I get malt and yeast. Not a lot of pumpkin or spices. Even as it warms it still is not great. More pumpkin and cinnemmon would really help this out

Mouthfeel: very watery. I know it's supposed to be a lager, maybe a touch more creaminess would be great.

Overall: what can I say. I'll give this one a whirl again, but I was kinda bummed out by this. I'm hoping its because I've been on a porter and stout kick that this one came off as watery and bland.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of thedoubler55
4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A nice bright copper color, there was only a hint of head at the top but barely anything, left almost no lacing at all.

S: Strong notes of cinnamon and pumpkin, nice warming malt note on the tail end.

T: Well Balanced, nice cinnamon notes and different spices throughout, nice flavor, perfect for the season.

M: Medium bodied, well balanced, moderate carbonation.

O: This was one of the pumpkin brews that I thoroughly enjoyed, well balanced and great tasting, great fall beer!

Photo of UnderPressure
3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beautiful brown orange color. Off white head. Very clear. Retention could be better.

Funky vegetal aroma with spices. Malt in background.

You can taste the pumpkin upfront. Spices and malt in the finish.

Medium bodied with a relatively dry finish.

Photo of tectactoe
3.61/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a copper-amber color, completely opaque in a strange kind of way - not exactly "hazy" looking like many witbiers, but you definitely can't see through it. Small, gray head that barely lasts seconds and leaves no lacing. The smell contains a hefty dose of spices, the most prominent to me being nutmeg, followed up by a little bit of cinnamon and maybe even allspice. The concoction of flavors may cause your mind to think "pumpkin" but this beer, to me, was more reminiscent of holiday spices in general. Slight peppery aftertaste, with a thick, malty base throughout, finished with a touch of yeast and bread on the palate. A bit watery overall, but still holds a nice amount of spice and malt flavor. Low bitterness and hops might be present, but at that point, you're just reaching. Medium body, medium carbonation.

This was a pumpkin beer that was closer to "holiday spice" than "pumpkin". Why exactly? I'm not too sure. Maybe it was the balance of spices? Though I would definitely say nutmeg was the most prominent and may even argue it was slightly overpowering compared to the rest. All in all, a decent brew, definitely a nice holiday warmer.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of chefhatt
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured this one into a pint glass, it has a copper color body with no head or lace to it. The smell has a very nice aray of pumpkin spices and pumpkin flesh. The taste is upfront of spices and then a mellow flavor of pumpkin come throug. The mouth feel is good, almost the constincey of a lager. well balanced and carbonated. Overall this is a good pumpkin beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

Photo of Immortale25
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Ninkasi Brewing pint glass. Label says Seasonal 2012.

A- Pours a medium amber color with an 1/8 inch off-white head that doesn't retain before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and light, small wisps of surface foam. Small clots of surface foam.

S- Powerful aroma of cinnamon, ginger and pumpkin pie. It's actually the first pumpkin beer I've ever encountered that truly replicates pumpkin pie in the smell.

T- Heavy clove and nutmeg in the flavor, especially nutmeg. Light toasted malt. The nutmeg does not cease and almost becomes too much. Not as much actual pumpkin as in the aroma.

M- Some spice sting with medium-low carbonation and a light-ish body.

O- You'd better like nutmeg if you wanna get into this brew. A good stab at the style but could use some toning down in the spice department.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Terrapin Pumpkinfest from Terrapin Beer Company
83 out of 100 based on 819 ratings.